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25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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An ultrasound can test for PCOS.

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Usually, the first time you get an ultrasound is when you get pregnant with your first child. When you are testing for PCOS, a transvaginal ultrasound could check your ovaries and your uterus, according to Mayo Clinic. This ultrasound is typically used for pregnancies in the first trimester because they can spot very small changes and abnormalities. During a transvaginal ultrasound, a transducer is used to check your reproductive organs. Instead of checking for a baby, the ultrasound checks your reproductive organs for any cysts and abnormalities. If you have any cysts, doctors might need to schedule follow-up transvaginal ultrasounds to see if the cysts get any smaller on their own or if surgery is necessary.

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